Despite all the odds, Jason Moore’s 2012 musical comedy Pitch Perfect was a roaring success. Funny, heart-warming and featuring some surprisingly good music mash-ups, it wasn’t the Glee rip-off many were expecting. Now it’s been announced that Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ender’s Game) is on board for the sequel, alongside Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and the fabulous Rebel Wilson, who are all reprising their roles. Elizabeth Banks, who plays commentator Gail, will direct the film, with original scribe Kay Cannon writing the screenplay.
An exciting visual treat for TMNT fans now, as the second trailer for Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has been released. Finally we get a proper look at the green hero quartet. Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello take centre stage in trailer number two but the question is, can you identify which is which? Check out the trailer below and see if those days of watching TMNT as a kid paid off.
This week saw the big announcement that sci-fi fans across the globe have been waiting months for. Studio Disney revealed the cast of JJ Abrams’ Star Wars Episode 7 via a black and white photo, which featured a host of big names as well as a few unknowns. Original cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are returning to the roles of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo, whilst About Time’s Domnhall Gleeson, Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis and Girls’ Adam Driver are some of the new additions.
Yesterday the film world lost one of its most beloved actors, Bob Hoskins. The English actor, who was known for his humble manner and sticking firmly to his London roots, appeared in Hook, Nixon, Vanity Fair and most recently Snow White and the Huntsman. Hoskins was the recipient of numerous awards including the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his part in 1989’s Mona Lisa. He’s survived by his wife and four children.
Finally, in more trailer news, Christian Ditter’s romantic comedy Love, Rosie has been given a new teaser trailer. Based on Irish author Cecelia Ahern’s novel, the film centres on Rosie and Alex, best friends who are separated when Alex and his family move to America. It’s a story of friendship, love and everything in between – including a little bit of awkwardness as the trailer shows. Sam Claflin, Lily Collins and Tamsin Egerton star in the film, which will be released in the UK on the 17th October.